What camera for $400-$450? Have Nikon D5100 and Canon T3i, any others?

Started Jan 17, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP Ricky Bobby New Member • Posts: 5
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Ended up keeping the Nikon D5100. Just liked the camera better in terms of ergonomics and how it took pictures in "auto" mode (gasp!). Since we are new at this we wanted something you could just turn on and go to auto and click and get a nice picture, something the Nikon excelled at IMO. My brother in law is an "amateur" professional photographer and said the same thing, while he knows how to use a camera, when he's out and about 90% of the time he's on auto mode snapping pictures.

The ONLY thing I don't like with the D5100 over the T3i is the fact that it doesn't have auto focus in the camera body itself. BOOO on Nikon for doing that. However, with the price we paid ($404) we should be able to get most of that back out if we sell in the future to "upgrade".

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